This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.
Oswego River/Lake Ontario report:
The water level has not varied a lot over the last few days. This morning it is 10,300cfs. Trout are active throughout the river with smack beads, egg sacs, flies and pink worms continuing to work well.
According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift:
We have seen some good fishing with crusher action on an entire trip earlier this week. We even captured a late season Coho. All released to fight another day.
The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting. The Oswego Fire Department offers a Loaner for Life program, offering loaner life jackets at no cost at the east side fire station, 35 E. Cayuga St., Oswego. For more information call 315-343-2161.
Salmon River report:
According to Garrett Brancy of the Douglaston Salmon Run:
There were only a few anglers on the run yesterday and all of them got into some fish. Two Centerpin anglers using egg sacs holed three fish while another dedicated angler hooked two fish swinging large 4” flies. It wasn’t gangbusters but it was better than it has been the past week. The water flow has dropped to 900 cfs through midnight tonight.
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:
Wednesday was a cold, snowy and windy day. As of early this morning the snow has ended and we are digging out of the roughly eight inches of snow we received. The weather for the upcoming weekend is forecast to be a bit warmer and relatively clear. Over the past week the water level has been high but the river is fishable and anglers have been fishing both from the bank and driftboats. Single egg patterns, nymphs, trout beads and egg sacs continue to produce results.
Oneida Lake report:
With some winter weather passing through the area this week, activity on the lake has been quiet. Although we have had snow, we have had no extended period of cold temperatures. Nighttime temperatures in the upcoming forecast will be in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees but daytime temperatures will be pushing 40 degrees. Solid ice is not in the foreseeable future as yet.
Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
There is no activity to report on the pond. With no period of cold temperatures in the forecast, it will be a while before there is ice fishing on the pond.